Muncy Valley, PA Terrible Sleigh Riding Accident, Feb 1885
FATAL SLEIGH RIDE.
A FAMILY OF FIVE PERSONS KILLED AND FATALLY INJURED IN A RUNAWAY.
Philadelphia, February 20. - A special from Muncy Valley says JOSEPH HABEREKER, aged forty, his wife, thirty eight, and three children, MARY, HENRY and MILLIE, aged respectively fifteen, twelve and eight, went sleighing in a large two-horse sleigh last evening. On their way home, about ten o'clock, the horses took fright and ran away. The sleigh was over-turned and the occupants dragged five hundred feet, when the horses fell. The father's neck was broken, and the child HENRY had both legs cut off and died shortly. The wife and remaining children are thought to be fatally injured.
The Rugby Gazette and East Tennessee News 1885-02-28